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Black History Month and Women's History Month come together in the infamous Nikki Giovanni, who reads from her recent books, CHASING UTOPIA, BICYC...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Tayari Jones, Credit: Courtesy of Algonquin Press
Novelist Tayari Jones is one writer who loves writng.

  • Added: Mar 06, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Claudette Colvin.
What makes a hero? Why do we remember some stories and not others? Consider Claudette Colvin. She was a 15-year-old girl in the segregated city of...

Bought by PRX Remix and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 05, 2015
  • Length: 09:19
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bobby Humphrey
We celebrate Women's History Month with the iconic voices of Aretha Franklin and Eartha Kitt, pioneering instrumentalists like Bobbi Humphrey, and ...

Bought by WJAB and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 05, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Funch and Cheri
Producer Cheri Trusler's grandparents had a lot of cows to sell right around the time cattle prices in Montana were at their highest. That windfall...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 04:45
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Never one to shy away from controversial topics, Joyce’s latest novel is based on the true story of Tawana Brawley of upstate New York who made hea...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 09:58
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The 1920 lynching of three young black men in Duluth is a tragic part of Minnesota's history. On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, in the Atwood Memori...

Bought by KUMD


  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:02:22
  • Purchases: 1
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KVSC Radio at St. Cloud State University presents Trial by Mob: The Duluth Lynchings. On the evening of June 15, 1920, a crowd of thousands attacke...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
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KVSC Radio at St. Cloud State University presents Trial by Mob: The Duluth Lynchings. On the evening of June 15, 1920, a crowd of thousands attack...

Bought by KUMD


  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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New organ music, from the Alex Norris Organ Quartet, and Chris Foreman. Also sax-drum duets, new and old, and Vijay Iyer plays a classic Coltrane p...

Bought by WJSU, WOUB, KRCB, KHNS, KUOW and more


  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Claudia Rankine is a Jamaican poet and playwright born in 1963 and raised in Kingston, Jamaica and New York City. Her book “Citizen: An American Ly...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2015
  • Length: 24:39
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American poet Mark Bibbins book ”They Don't Kill You Because They're Hungry, They Kill You Because They're Full”

  • Added: Mar 03, 2015
  • Length: 21:53
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Clarence Boone and Leila Randle welcome Vivian Finnell.

  • Added: Mar 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:36
Caption: James Blood Ulmer
Guitar activist and legendary improvisor James Blood Ulmer discusses his early life, Jimi Hendrix, black history, and much more in this one-hour mu...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2015
  • Length: 58:58
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Join us as we take an extended look at the legendary interviews of Studs Terkel and Big Bill Broonzy. We’ll hear stories, conversation and song, al...

Bought by WJSU


  • Added: Mar 02, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The "Juke In The Back" begins a mammoth, multi-part series, featuring the most important musical figure of the 1940s, Louis Jordan. Part 1 features...

Bought by WLPR, WHRV, 90.5 WSNC, WOUB, and KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 01, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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In commemoration of the 90th Anniversary of the writing of Langston Hughes’ seminal work “ The Weary Blues”, The Cutting Edge presents excerpts fro...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:19
Caption: marian-anderson-the-lincoln-memorial-concert-1939, Credit: courtesy of national film preservation foundation
Raymond Arsenault's book The Sound of Freedom examines the 30 minute concert that helped move a nation forward.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Just a few years ago, 18-year-old Noah McQueen was struggling in school, had been arrested multiple times, and spent time in juvenile detention. Bu...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 03:26
Caption: The Trammps
We spin some sizzling disco from Instant Funk and The Trammps, travel to Nigeria with Femi Kuti and The Elcados, and raise the roof with gospel pow...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Feb 26, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Born in Ghana and raised in Jamaica, the poet Kwame Dawes is now the editor of Nebraska's literary magazine, PRAIRIE SCHOONER. He reads from his bo...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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A LOCAL LEGEND WITH AN INTERNATIONAL REACH

  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 02:59:18
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This week, we'll hear Blues artists covering classic Country music songs from Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and more.

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A "folkish" show with Lead Belly, Rhiannon Giddens, and Pops Staples.

Bought by KEOS, KSUT, KKRN, KSRQ, WMHT and more


  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Cornelius Wright and Jacinda Townsend welcome Katherine Wheatle, Victor Borden, and Carl Darnell.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2015
  • Length: 58:51